Snow Ridge is closed today. We will reopen Saturday for more great spring skiing!
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Mon 3/27: Closed
Tue 3/28: Closed
Wed 3/29: Closed
Thu 3/30: Closed
Fri 3/31: Closed
Sat 4/1: 10am-4pm
Sun 4/2: 10am-4pm
Saturday 4/8: TBD (Post-Season Rail Jam)
Snow Ridge News
- Snow Ridge Scholarship!February 15, 2023NewsWe’re thrilled to drop all the information and application for the inaugural Snow Ridge Scholarship! The brand new Snow Ridge Scholarship Fund will be awarding its first two recipients in the spring of 2023! The Fund relies on contributions from events such as the Snow Ridge Scholarship Golf Classic and our Free Ski Fundraising Day. Thanks to the success of these events, we’re thrilled to be offering two $2500 scholarships this year. One will be awarded to an employee of Snow Ridge who is either a high school senior or college student. The other will go to a South Lewis student who is pursuing a career in the outdoor recreation or hospitality fields. They may be entering college, trade school, or employment following graduation. Applications must be submitted by mail, email, or in person no later than March 15, 2023. Scholarship winners will be announced on April 1, 2023. Applicants will need to complete the following check list to be considered for the 2023 award: – Completed scholarship application – High School or College Transcript including GPA – Personal statement about applicant’s career aspirations – Two letters of recommendation Please see the attached application for more information!... Read more...
- Unseasonable UpdateJanuary 4, 2023NewsHey there folks, I hope everyone had a nice holiday season! If you got out for some pre-warm up turns, well I bet they were pretty darn good. Conditions were pretty killer for a while there, and we were 100% open for the first half of break week. Obviously, things have changed a bit since then, and we’ll get into that… But first, I’d like to thank our staff for what was a very successful, albeit hectic re-opening week. Conditions were killer and the crowds made their way out to take advantage of the early season goods. We have a number of new systems in place this season, including a new e-commerce partner, ticketing POS, season pass system, and restaurant POS. Naturally, we dealt with a number of hiccups with those systems during opening and our crew handled it like champs. Getting all the lifts open is always a challenge as well, building ramps, shoveling, hanging signs and going through the pre-season checklist. A big thank you to our Mountain Ops team for making that happen without any delays. The entire staff put forward an incredible effort to get us through a wild opening, so a huge thanks to every one of them. Now, for the current situation on the hill. It’s no secret that snow has been melting and this weather looks more like April than January. But, it looks like there is some cold, snowy light at the end of the tunnel and we should be past this warm up after tomorrow. We’ll continue snowmaking at every opportunity to keep building our base, with the next focus to be on Silversmith. Obviously we’ll need some good natural snowfall to re-open areas like Snow Pocket and Little Mountain, but we know that will come. In the meantime, we’ll be riding South Slope and Bunny Bowl with a pop-up park at the bottom of South. This week’s hours will be Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am-3pm with a snowmobile hill climb at 4pm, and Sunday 9am-4pm. We plan to begin night skiing and regular hours next week after some more seasonable temps return. Season Passholder early lift access will begin on weekends later this month, once we get a little more terrain opened back up! Aside from that, look out for GoonJam going down on Saturday, January 14th at the bottom of South. This is a snowboard rail jam being held by professional snowboarder, Lucas Magoon! Be sure to check out their website for all the information! As the weather changes back to normal, we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated with operation changes and terrain openings. Think snow and we look forward to seeing you on the hill! Nick Mir GM... Read more...
- Holiday InformationDecember 22, 2022NewsUpdate: We will remain closed until Monday, December 26th due to the threat of severe weather. Hello all! I just wanted to give everyone a little update as we head into the Holiday Break and New Year. If you missed it, we kicked off our season last weekend with some great snow and tons of smiles and high fives! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it our most memorable opening in years! As we move into the holiday week, we’re looking at a little warm up tomorrow, followed by more cold and plenty of lake effect in the forecast. At the moment, we plan to open this Saturday from 9am-3pm with all lifts and trails open! We will be closed on Christmas, and open every day from 9am-4pm starting Monday 12/26. Holiday pricing will be in effect through January 1. Normal peak season hours will begin Wednesday 1/4, with night skiing scheduled to begin that week. We have had a few questions about the Free Ski Food Drive, which will not be held on Christmas Eve this year. Instead, keep an eye out for our annual food drive for free lift tickets during February Break! We will continue to blow snow on the 4 main runs to build a base, prepare for races, and get our terrain parks rolling. In the meantime, we’ll have a pop up park with a handful of smaller features to get your freestyle skills tuned up. Tavern230 will be open with an early season food menu and full bar. We’ve even tapped the first keg of Snow Ridge Winter Lager for the season! Be sure to swing in for lunch or aprés. Gift cards and merch are still available for some last minute holiday gifts in the all new gift shop, located in the old office building! We’re still processing Season Passes there as well, so be sure to stop in to grab your pass and check out the expanded retail offerings! I hope to see everyone on the slopes and wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! Nick Mir GM... Read more...
- Snowmaking UpdateDecember 13, 2022NewsHey folks! Your friendly neighborhood snowmaker here, checking in with an update of our progress thus far. I’ll be honest, last week my hopes were not very high looking at the extended forecast. However, this week is an entirely different story! We fired the guns back up yesterday morning and should have a solid run right through til Thursday morning. Our 3 new TechnoAlpin fans will be able to run without interruption, thanks to their increased efficiency and higher wet bulb tolerance. These fans are doing some really impressive work, it’s great to see that investment paying off! Following this week’s snowmaking run, it looks like we can expect some pretty decent snowfall to be coming through this weekend. Moving into next week, night time temps will hopefully drop a bit and make for some decent night runs to fill in any remaining gaps on South. Moral of the story, opening day is finally within sight! Will that be this weekend? Unlikely, but possible given the right conditions for the next few days. More likely, we’re looking at a Christmas weekend opening with daytime operations running through the Holiday Break. I’m not normally one to make predictions like this, but all signs are positive at the moment and vibes are as high as the whales on South! I know you all want to hit the slopes as much as I do, so I’ll keep hammering through the week to make that happen as soon as possible. As always, do your snow dances, turn those pajamas inside out, and think snow! We’ll see you on the slopes very soon! Nick Mir GM... Read more...
- 22-23 Pre-Season UpdateNovember 17, 2022NewsHello once again Snow Ridge friends! I hope everyone had a great summer and you’re ready to get your ski and board legs back under you. The current snowfall has us pretty excited, and judging by the number of “when are you opening?” messages that we’re getting, so are you! I thought now would be a good time to give everyone an update on opening day as well as everything else we’ve been up to in the off-season. First off, yes, we will absolutely be opening as soon as we are able to. Will that be this weekend? No… The heavy snow that everyone is seeing in the forecast has so far eluded our area, but those big totals are also supposed to be piling up through the weekend. With that said, we have received about 5 inches of snow so far this week, and we do expect it to continue for a few more days. If the winds turn in our favor, and we end up with 18+ inches on the ground, a thanksgiving weekend opening is a very real possibility. Our snowmaking campaign is set to kick off this Friday evening, with solid night time temps into early next week. So, as always with early openings, we are at the mercy of Lake Ontario and Mother Nature for either a bunch more snow and/or more prolonged snowmaking temps. To sum it up, the earliest we will be opening would be the weekend after Thanksgiving. This relies completely on the natural snow that falls between now and then. Otherwise, we will be making snow at every opportunity in order to open on manmade. In the meantime, sleep with those pajamas inside out and do your snow dances! Opening day updates will be made here on our website as well as our socials. Moving on, we’ve been pretty darn busy this summer and fall. A number of projects and upgrades have been made to continue our mission of offering the best ski and ride experience in the area. One of my most anticipated additions was in our snowmaking department. We added another TechnoAlpin fan gun to our arsenal, now having replaced the entire fleet that we acquired seven years ago when we assumed operations. This new TF10 is fully automated, meaning it will be running at peak efficiency at all times. In addition, we are nearly finished with our pump house automation as well. The automation of our water pump, valves, and pressures will also optimize efficiency, meaning more snow being made faster than ever before. I look forward to firing up the guns this weekend, with full automation scheduled to be completed next week. We have added two new trails to the map this year, bringing us to a total of 33! Old T-Alley is a narrow run alongside South, where the old t-bar used to be. The lift was removed this past summer, leaving us with a great new run to rip this season. The name comes from a run at our old home mountain, Toggenburg. Similarly, in another nod to the now closed ski area, we’ve changed the name the bump field on North Slope to Kneeknocker. Another new addition this season is Little Glade. This is a beginner level glade run on Little Mountain that will be a great introduction to the trees. Finally, we’ve completed the top section of Pocket Knife on Snow Pocket. This will be a narrow, winding groomed trail beginning on Rockin’ Robin and ending on Side Pocket. We’re excited to add Nastar racing for the 22-23 season! Races will be held on weekends on South Slope and open to the public. Additionally, we will be starting an Adult Race League for those 21 and over! The league will run Saturday nights on January 21, 28 and February 4th and 11th. This also means we’ll be open for night skiing those 4 Saturdays. If you’ve been hoping we’d start night skiing on Saturdays, this is your chance! Information on both Nastar and the Adult Race League will be made available soon. Hopefully you saw our new bathrooms in the Wax House last winter. We’ve now finished those completely with new floors and trim, and they are looking great. Be sure to check them out on your next visit! We’re in the middle of expanding our rental shop and moving the retail shop into the old main office building. The office will now be home to our expanded inventory of retail as well as all season pass sales. The rental shop will expand into the old retail area, as we’ve added a bunch of new rental equipment for the upcoming season! We return for our third season on the Indy Pass. We’re proud to be a part of such an incredible group of independently owned resorts, and look forward to welcoming Indy Passholders to the Ridge! If you’re a Snow Ridge Season Pass holder, check out their website to see your killer discount on an Indy Pass! Finally, we’re looking forward to a winter full of incredible riding and great events. We’ll be starting off our winter event season with our Christmas Eve Free Ski Food Drive on December 24th! Look for more information on this and all of our other great events as they get closer. Thanks so much for checking in and we can’t wait to see you on the slopes soon! Nick Mir GM... Read more...
- Spring at the Ridge!March 15, 2021NewsThe sun is shining, some warmer days have made their way into the forecast, and soft turns are here! Our favorite time of the season is back, we have a couple weeks left to shred, and we have so much to talk about! First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has visited us this winter! We’ve managed to operate all season in the midst of a global pandemic, thanks to the cooperation and diligence of our guests and staff. We can’t thank you enough for helping us make this season possible. With that said, the season is still going strong and we have to stay sharp. We ask that everyone continue to follow all of our health and safety protocols to keep each other safe and finish out the season on a high note. With warmer weather arriving, that undoubtedly means more tailgating in the parking lot, lounging in the sun, and enjoying the new Tavern patio. As much as we encourage and enjoy all of these activities, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED. As has been the case all season, the ONLY times that you do not need to wear a face covering are when you’re actively skiing or riding down the hill or seated for food and drink. This means that even when you’re grilling in the parking lot or watching one of our outdoor spring activities, face coverings need to be worn by everybody. Need a quick refresher on all of the health and safety guidelines? Give them a read here! Now that we’ve taken care of business, we can talk about the fun stuff! We hope that many of you were able to enjoy some of our 75th Anniversary activities this past Saturday. Human curling, snow kayaking, the scavenger hunt and Snow Ridge trivia were all a blast! We’ll revisit the plans for a big party next season to celebrate 75, errrr 76, years of sliding on snow at the Ridge! And now, we look forward to our absolute favorite day of the year, POND SKIM! On Saturday, March 20th (Sunday if the weather looks better), we’re celebrating a season that has truly been unlike any other. Get all of the details on the pond skim here! To close out the ’20-’21 snow season, we’ll be holding our Post-Season Park Jam! The tubing center will be turned into a one of a kind, lift serviced terrain park for one day only. Get all the details on the park jam here! Once we leave the winter season in the rear view mirror, we’ll be holding our fifth “annual” TugMudDare Adventure Run on May 22nd! Get all the details on the adventure run here! Summer events are a bit up in the air still, so stay tuned for more information on those. Finally, let’s talk Season Passes! We just wrapped up our Buy Now, Ride Now Sale. All we have to say about that is, “WOW!” Thank you so much to all of the new pass holders who joined the Snow Ridge family this past month. We’re thrilled to have you all and we look forward to skiing and riding with you the rest of this season and next! For our current pass holders or anyone looking for the lowest price on a ’21-’22 Season Pass, keep an eye out for our annual Spring Pass Sale during the month of April! I think that’s about it for now! Again, thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this season possible. It’s been a brute of a year, but at least we were able to ski and ride together all winter. THANK YOU! Nick Mir General Manager ... Read more...
- New Tubing Park Open!January 22, 2021NewsTurin, NY – Snow Ridge Ski Resort held a soft opening of its tubing last weekend while mother nature delivered a blanket of much anticipated lake effect snow. The Tubing Park will be open on Weekends and Holidays. Two-hour tickets will be available from 10 am – 12 pm, 12 – 2 pm, and 2 – 4 pm and there is a height of at least 42 inches required to ride. “We’re thrilled to add another fun winter activity that the whole family can enjoy! The installation of our new carpet lift has not only proven to be an incredibly useful tool for beginner skiers and boarders but has also allowed us to create the all new tubing park. We look forward to sharing this new Snow Ridge experience with everyone this winter!” Says Nick Mir, General Manager The new tubing park is subject to all COVID-19 rules and regulations that can be found on our website www.snowridge.com Snow Ridge has received over 64 inches of snow this season and in addition to the tubing park, ski and snowboard lessons are available the terrain park is expanding, 21/26 tails are open and 5/6 lifts. Stay up to date with current conditions online, more trails will open as mother nature allows... Read more...
- Opening Day Update!December 20, 2020News12/22 UPDATE: As we continue pushing out piles and prepping for the season, we have some unfortunate news to share. We’re sorry to say that we will be pushing our opening day plans back until at least after Christmas. We have identified a potential Covid exposure through our daily employee health screenings and are currently working through our contact tracing and testing protocol. This is certainly not the way that we wanted to start our season, but we are very happy to see that our safety procedures are working and that we were able to catch this incident before we opened to the public. We will keep everyone posted with our new opening plans and will get the lifts spinning as soon as it is safe to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in these very unsettling times. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and look forward to getting out on the slopes with everyone soon ———————————————————————— Well, we’ve made it folks! Opening Day is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 23rd. With the lack of early season snowfall, we’ve been working our snow guns extra hard to try and get South Slope ready to slide. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, that will be this Wednesday! Conditions are sure to be very “early season” with some thin spots present, mainly around the base and top of the lift where snow making is limited. There will be NO beginner terrain, NO rentals, and NO lessons available. Thursday’s forecast, well, let’s just say it is undesirable at best. Please note that for this reason, as well as a lack of terrain and adequate space to accommodate the usual crowds, we will NOT be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Free Ski Day. We do, however, still want to help stock the shelves of the local food pantry, so we will be announcing an alternative food drive event soon. With that said, it’s looking like we’ll be closed the 24th and 25th, with the possibility of a nice lake effect event coming through on Christmas Day. A nice 12 inch storm would allow us to open up more terrain and take some of the pressure off our snow making. Since we can’t rely on that, however, we have a brand new TechnoAlpin T40Max Fan Gun in route to bolster our snow making capabilities and give our arsenal a pretty sweet upgrade. Temps are looking much better after the Holiday, so we’ll be back to making snow within the week. Now, we’re obviously thrilled to get the season started, but there is A LOT to talk about before we do so… This season brings a number of rules and regulations to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep our guests and employees safe, both on and off the slopes. We will be following and enforcing all NYS operational guidelines for ski resorts. Please continue reading for more information. ALL GUESTS RESORT WIDE – Socially distance yourself from other guests outside of your household or party as much as possible. – Face coverings will be required AT ALL TIMES while on Snow Ridge property, with the only exceptions being while you are seated for food or drink or while you are actively skiing or snowboarding down the hill and at least 6 feet from other guests. This is a NYS law, violators will not be tolerated. – Contact tracing practices will be implemented in the form of an online or in person check-in. Every visitor MUST check in either before or upon arrival for every visit this winter. You may do so by completing the simple online check in form on our website, or by signing in at the ticket desk. This is NOT a reservation. LIFTS – Face coverings and gloves will be required to ride all lifts. – Please maintain 6 feet of separation in lift lines. – Only ride lifts with members of your own household or party. TICKET SALES – When possible, please have only one member of your group wait in line to reduce congestion in the lodge. – As always, pre-sale lift tickets and rentals are available online to reduce wait times. – Reservations will not be required to purchase lift tickets, but capacity limits will be monitored and ticket sales will be cut off if necessary on peak days. SKI AND RIDE SCHOOL – Lesson reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. Lesson availability may be limited for walk-in customers on peak days. – All guests wishing to take a lesson will be required to complete a quick health screening upon arrival. BUILDINGS – All indoor spaces will be limited to 50% capacity. – Additional seating will be available in the Wax House basement, above the Main Office, and on our brand new Tavern patio! – Please plan to use your vehicle as your own personal locker room in order to relieve congestion in the lodge. – Gear and bags may only be stored on wall hangers or downstairs in the lockers or storage cubbies. NO bags can be left under the tables. – Please limit your time indoors on peak days in order to allow for other guests to warm up and/or eat and drink. Thank you all in advance for helping us navigate this unique season, which I’m sure will still be one of the best yet! Now, bring on the lake effect, and we’ll see everyone on the slopes! Nick Mir General Manager... Read more...
- Season Pass AssuranceSeptember 4, 2020NewsAs we find ourselves nearing the end of a very different kind of Summer, we can’t help but look forward to a snowy winter at the Ridge. Certainly, some things are going to be different this upcoming season. The Wax House will likely be set up to accommodate social distancing, the Tavern may be operating at a reduced capacity, and further health and safety precautions will be set in place. One thing remains certain, however, skiing and snowboarding are undoubtedly two of the safest activities that we could partake in during these crazy times. As we await some more direction from state and local authorities for our winter operations, we wanted to reach out to assure our loyal pass holders that your purchase is and will be protected by our Season Pass Assurance program. Snow Ridge Season Pass Assurance guarantees that if you cannot use your pass this winter for any medical reason, it will be transferred to the ’21-’22 season. Likewise, if Snow Ridge does not open, is forced to close, or stay at home orders are enacted, your pass will transfer to the next season. These transfers will be made at a prorated rate according to the total number of days of operation this winter. We remain very confident that this winter at the Ridge will be one for the record books, but we know that times remain uncertain. We hope that these assurances will give you confidence in your purchase and you can begin to look forward to another incredible winter of skiing and riding! If there is a silver lining to our summer of cancelled events and social distance, it’s certainly that we’ve been able to get a lot done around the resort! New paint continues to go up weekly, a facelift to the Snowy Meadows bathrooms, a new electric drive going into the Ridge Runner lift, the brand new Tavern230 Après Patio, and so many more projects have been completed this off-season. We continue to get more done every day as we push forward to the winter months. Season Passes are on sale now with the first sale deadline coming up on October 1st. Grab yours today to save some money and lock yourself in for a great winter of riding, with that added Season Pass Assurance to keep your mind at ease! We look forward to seeing everyone in only a few month’s time, but until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and watch out for one another. Thank you! Nick Mir General Manager... Read more...
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